Matti Joukamaa

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Affiliation: University of Tampere
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of alexithymia among adolescents
    Matti Joukamaa
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 63:373-6. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Social situation of expectant mothers and alexithymia 31 years later in their offspring: a prospective study
    Matti Joukamaa
    Department of Social Psychiatry, Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Psychosom Med 65:307-12. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Alexithymia and childhood abuse among patients attending primary and psychiatric care: results of the RADEP Study
    Matti Joukamaa
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finaland
    Psychosomatics 49:317-25. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia, neuroleptic medication and mortality
    Matti Joukamaa
    Department of Social Psychiatry, Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, FIN 33014, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 188:122-7. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Alexithymia and somatization in general population
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014 University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Psychosom Med 70:716-22. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Health-related quality-of-life profiles in nonalexithymic and alexithymic subjects from general population
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 68:279-83. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia and life satisfaction in primary healthcare patients
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014, Tampere, Finland
    Psychosomatics 48:523-9. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Gender differences in the symptoms of major depression and in the level of social functioning in public primary care patients
    Outi Poutanen
    University of Tampere, Medical School Tampere University Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, Finland
    Eur J Gen Pract 15:161-7. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Predicting lifetime mood elevation in primary care patients and psychiatric patients
    Outi Poutanen
    University of Tampere, Medical School Tampere University Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, Tampere, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 62:263-71. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Alexithymia, human relationships, and mobile phone use
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:722-7. 2010

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Publications54

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of alexithymia among adolescents
    Matti Joukamaa
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 63:373-6. 2007
    ..There are no data concerning the epidemiology of alexithymia among teenagers in the general population. We studied the prevalence of alexithymia among a representative sample of 15-16-year olds...
  2. ncbi request reprint Social situation of expectant mothers and alexithymia 31 years later in their offspring: a prospective study
    Matti Joukamaa
    Department of Social Psychiatry, Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Psychosom Med 65:307-12. 2003
    ..We studied the association between alexithymia in adulthood and social situation of the child's family at the time of the child's birth...
  3. doi request reprint Alexithymia and childhood abuse among patients attending primary and psychiatric care: results of the RADEP Study
    Matti Joukamaa
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finaland
    Psychosomatics 49:317-25. 2008
    ..Some authors have suggested that the background of alexithymia is related to affective development during early childhood...
  4. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia, neuroleptic medication and mortality
    Matti Joukamaa
    Department of Social Psychiatry, Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, FIN 33014, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 188:122-7. 2006
    ..There is an excess of death from natural causes among people with schizophrenia...
  5. doi request reprint Alexithymia and somatization in general population
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014 University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Psychosom Med 70:716-22. 2008
    ..We conducted such a study to find out whether alexithymia is associated with somatization at population level...
  6. doi request reprint Health-related quality-of-life profiles in nonalexithymic and alexithymic subjects from general population
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 68:279-83. 2010
    ..Furthermore, there are no studies on HRQoL profiles in representative general population samples controlling for sociodemographic variables, mental health and somatic health...
  7. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia and life satisfaction in primary healthcare patients
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014, Tampere, Finland
    Psychosomatics 48:523-9. 2007
    ..2% were depressed. Alexithymia was negatively associated with life satisfaction even when depression and other confounding factors were controlled for. Alexithymia is a risk factor for life dissatisfaction in primary-care patients...
  8. doi request reprint Gender differences in the symptoms of major depression and in the level of social functioning in public primary care patients
    Outi Poutanen
    University of Tampere, Medical School Tampere University Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, Finland
    Eur J Gen Pract 15:161-7. 2009
    ..There are no great differences in the symptom profiles of depression between the genders in observer rating scales, but women self-report more symptoms...
  9. doi request reprint Predicting lifetime mood elevation in primary care patients and psychiatric patients
    Outi Poutanen
    University of Tampere, Medical School Tampere University Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, Tampere, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 62:263-71. 2008
    ..Quick and easy questions about smoking and difficulties in making contact with the opposite sex may improve the detection of mood elevation...
  10. doi request reprint Alexithymia, human relationships, and mobile phone use
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:722-7. 2010
    ..The results support the findings of earlier studies that have linked interpersonal problems with alexithymia...
  11. doi request reprint The performance of diagnostic measures of depression in alexithymic and nonalexithymic subjects
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, FIN 33014 Tampere, Finland
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:77-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine how the outcomes of a structured diagnostic interview for depression are related to the results of a self-report scale in alexithymic and nonalexithymic groups...
  12. doi request reprint Alexithymia and health-related quality of life in a general population
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Psychosomatics 50:59-68. 2009
    ..Alexithymia is thought to reflect a deficit in the cognitive processing of emotion, and, therefore, it may predispose individuals to both psychological and somatic symptoms...
  13. doi request reprint Five-year mortality of Finnish schizophrenia patients in the era of deinstitutionalization
    Helena Rantanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, and Department of Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital, 33014, Tampere, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:135-42. 2009
    ..We studied the changes in mortality and causes of death among schizophrenia sufferers during and after the years of deinstitutionalization process in Finland...
  14. doi request reprint Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is common among occupational health care clients with depression
    Tero Raiskila
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Peltolantie 17, Tampere, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 55:168-71. 2013
    ..To study how common personality disorders (PDs) are among employed subjects with first-episode depression. Depression is the single most common cause of working disability in Finland. Personality disorders are associated with depression...
  15. doi request reprint Mortality of Finnish acute psychiatric hospital patients
    Heidi Honkonen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, 33014, Tampere, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:660-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the overall mortality in acute psychiatric hospital patients covering all diagnostic groups, with special emphasis on substance abuse...
  16. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia and occupational burnout are strongly associated in working population
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 62:657-65. 2007
    ..The relationship between alexithymia and occupational burnout has not previously been studied. We investigated the association between alexithymia and occupational burnout in a representative nationwide population health study...
  17. doi request reprint Stability of affect associated with autobiographical memories
    Outi Poutanen
    University of Tampere Medical School, Tampere University Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 63:223-30. 2009
    ..Future long follow-up studies with more specific multi-item measures on family atmosphere are needed...
  18. doi request reprint Psychoneurotic symptoms and alexithymia in coeliac disease
    Pekka Collin
    Department of Gastroenterology and Alimentary Tract Surgery, Medical School, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Gastroenterol 43:1329-33. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether patients with coeliac disease suffer from psychoneurotic symptoms or alexithymia, and whether a gluten-free diet has an impact on the symptoms...
  19. ncbi request reprint The Depression Scale as a screening instrument for a subsequent depressive episode in primary healthcare patients
    Outi Poutanen
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Tampere and Psychiatric Clinic, Tampere University Hospital, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 191:50-4. 2007
    ..There are numerous instruments for screening for depression. A feasible screen is good at both recognising and predicting depression...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the 20-item toronto alexithymia scale and prevalence of alexithymia in a finnish adolescent population
    Päivi Säkkinen
    Tampere University Hospital, Psychiatric Treatment and Research Unit for Adolescent Intensive Care EVA, 33380 Pitkaniemi, Finland
    Psychosomatics 48:154-61. 2007
    ..The authors conclude that the TAS-20 has good psychometric properties in adolescent samples. Alexithymia rate decreases from early to middle adolescence and remains essentially on a level similar to that among adults...
  21. doi request reprint Drug use among prisoners: by any definition, it's a big problem
    Tomi Petteri Lintonen
    Police College of Finland, Research and Development, Tampere, Finland
    Subst Use Misuse 46:440-51. 2011
    ..Nonclinical interview-based prevalence figures may overestimate harmful use of drugs unless known risk patterns of use (e.g., intravenous use) are specifically addressed...
  22. doi request reprint Reliability of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire among Finnish 4-9-year-old children
    Anne Mari Borg
    University of Tampere, School of Medicine, Department of Child Psychiatry, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 66:403-13. 2012
    ..Early recognition of children's mental health problems calls for structured methods in front line services. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a commonly used short questionnaire in screening child's mental difficulties...
  23. ncbi request reprint Age is strongly associated with alexithymia in the general population
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 61:629-35. 2006
    ..We studied the prevalence of alexithymia, its distribution in different age groups in a wide age range, its association with sociodemographic and health-related variables, and its co-occurrence with depression...
  24. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia, depression and tinnitus in elderly people
    Jaakko Salonen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Turku University Central Hospital, P O Box 52, FIN 20521 Turku, Finland
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:431-5. 2007
    ..Tinnitus is known to have an association with depression and other psychiatric disorders. As part of a larger epidemiological survey, we evaluated the associations among tinnitus, depression and alexithymia in a group of elderly people...
  25. ncbi request reprint Type 2 diabetes among persons with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in a general population survey
    Jaana Suvisaari
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:129-36. 2008
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia, depression and sleep disturbance symptoms
    Erkki Kronholm
    Psychother Psychosom 77:63-5. 2008
  27. doi request reprint Inter-correlations between Cloninger's temperament dimensions-- a meta-analysis
    Jouko Miettunen
    Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University and Oulu University Hospital, PO Box 5000, Oulu, Finland
    Psychiatry Res 160:106-14. 2008
    ..In conclusion, we found a medium level negative correlation between NS and HA; other correlations between the dimensions were small. These findings mainly support Cloninger's theory of independent dimensions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Somatization symptoms in young adult Finnish population--associations with sex, educational level and mental health
    Juha T Karvonen
    Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 61:219-24. 2007
    ..It may be concluded that it is important to recognize psychiatric disorders in subjects with somatization symptoms, especially as these symptoms have been shown to be treatable with both psychotherapy and psychiatric medication...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in Cloninger's temperament dimensions--a meta-analysis
    Jouko Miettunen
    Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University and Oulu University Hospital, PO Box 5000, FIN 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Compr Psychiatry 48:161-9. 2007
    ..The given data on sex differences should be taken into account in future studies using these instruments...
  30. ncbi request reprint Maternal separation at birth and schizophrenia--a long-term follow-up of the Finnish Christmas Seal Home Children
    Pirjo Maki
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, PO Box 5000, FIN 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Schizophr Res 60:13-9. 2003
    ..Problems in the early mother-infant relation pose a hypothetical risk factor of schizophrenia. We studied the association between very early separation and later development of schizophrenia or other psychoses in a unique data set...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ability to speak at the age of 1 year and alexithymia 30 years later
    Pirkko Kokkonen
    Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 54:491-5. 2003
    ..We studied the association between speech development in the first year of life and alexithymia in young adulthood...
  32. ncbi request reprint Criminality in the offspring of antenatally depressed mothers: a 33-year follow-up of the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort
    Pirjo Maki
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, FIN 90014 Oulu, Finland
    J Affect Disord 74:273-8. 2003
    ..No epidemiological studies have been reported on the association between mothers' antenatal depression and criminality in their offspring...
  33. ncbi request reprint Reasons for the diagnostic discordance between clinicians and researchers in schizophrenia in the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort
    Kristiina Moilanen
    Dept of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, P O 5000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:305-10. 2003
    ..This poses a challenge to psychiatric research. We studied the reasons for diagnostic discordance between clinicians and researchers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hospital-treated personality disorders and personality disorders in a general population sample
    Liisa Kantojärvi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 58:357-62. 2004
    ..The most common PDs in hospital-treated sample were cluster B PDs (erratic). In the population subsample, cluster C PDs (anxious) formed the majority...
  35. ncbi request reprint DSM-IV mood-, anxiety- and alcohol use disorders and their comorbidity in the Finnish general population--results from the Health 2000 Study
    Sami P Pirkola
    Dept of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:1-10. 2005
    ..Information on prevalence, accumulation and variation of common mental disorders is essential for both etiological research and development of mental health service systems...
  36. ncbi request reprint Somatization and alexithymia in young adult Finnish population
    Juha T Karvonen
    Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, FIN 90029 OYS, Oulu, Finland
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:244-9. 2005
    ..We assessed alexithymia and alexithymic features among young adult subjects with and without somatization symptoms in an epidemiological setting with a sample of young adults...
  37. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia after traumatic brain injury: its relation to magnetic resonance imaging findings and psychiatric disorders
    Salla Koponen
    Department of Psychiatry, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Psychosom Med 67:807-12. 2005
    ..People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were studied to assess the prevalence of alexithymia and its relationship to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and psychiatric disorders...
  38. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity between facial pain, widespread pain, and depressive symptoms in young adults
    Kirsi Sipilä
    Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    J Orofac Pain 20:24-30. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Cloninger's Temperament dimensions, socio-economic and lifestyle factors and metabolic syndrome markers at age 31 years in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966
    Ulla Sovio
    Imperial College London, UK
    J Health Psychol 12:371-82. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that temperament is associated with metabolic syndrome markers and this association may be partly mediated by lifestyle factors and socio-economic status in adulthood...
  40. ncbi request reprint Temperament profiles and somatization--an epidemiological study of young adult people
    Juha T Karvonen
    Department of Psychiatry, Out patient Clinic of Adolescent Psychiatry, Oulu, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 61:841-6. 2006
    ..We assessed the temperament profiles of young adult somatizers in an epidemiological setting. We hypothesized that somatizers would have a characteristic temperament profile...
  41. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of depression and anxiety in relation to dental health behavior and self-perceived dental treatment need
    Sirpa Anttila
    Department of Periodontology and Geriatric Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Oral Sci 114:109-14. 2006
    ..Symptoms of anxiety were significantly associated with lower toothbrushing frequency. The results support the view that there is an increased risk for impaired dental health among subjects with depressive symptoms or symptoms of anxiety...
  42. ncbi request reprint Age at menarche and depression at the age of 31 years: findings from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study
    Anne Herva
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Oulu, Oulu, PL 26, FIN 90029 OYS, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 57:359-62. 2004
    ..The role of oestrogen in depression is not clear, although it affects serotonergic functions in the central nervous system (CNS). We wanted to test the hypothesis that age at menarche is associated with depression in young adulthood...
  43. ncbi request reprint Co-occurrence of personality disorders with mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders in a young adult population
    Liisa Kantojärvi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, Finland
    J Pers Disord 20:102-12. 2006
    ..The weighted co-occurrence rate of any PD varied from 28% for mood disorders to 47% for anxiety disorders. PDs, especially those in Cluster C, are highly associated with Axis I psychiatric disorders in population...
  44. ncbi request reprint Co-occurrence of metabolic syndrome with depression and anxiety in young adults: the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study
    Anne Herva
    Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Psychosom Med 68:213-6. 2006
    ..We studied whether metabolic syndrome and its components are associated with depressive and anxiety symptoms in a young adult population cohort...
  45. ncbi request reprint Neurotic psychopathology and alexithymia among winter swimmers and controls--a prospective study
    Sari Lindeman
    University of Oulu, Department of Psychiatry, Finland
    Int J Circumpolar Health 61:123-30. 2002
    ..However, we found no major differences between winter swimmers and controls in any CCEI or TAS variables. The structured questionnaires do not necessarily, however, reach subjective feelings and experiences...
  46. ncbi request reprint Predicting use of coercive measures in Finland
    Jyrki A Korkeila
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 56:339-45. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that the implementation and monitoring of restrictive measures could be further harmonized...
  47. ncbi request reprint Observing relationships in Finnish adoptive families: Oulu Family Rating Scale
    Pekka Tienari
    Department of Psychiatry of Oulu University, Oulu, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 59:253-63. 2005
    ..For this purpose 33 sub-scales were selected creating what we call Oulu Family Rating Scale (OPAS, Oulun PerheArviointiSkaala). In this paper, the manual for scoring of these sub-scales is presented...
  48. ncbi request reprint Temperament profiles in women with somatization disorder
    Juha T Karvonen
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 61:578. 2007
  49. doi request reprint Association of cannabis use with prodromal symptoms of psychosis in adolescence
    Jouko Miettunen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, PO Box 5000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 192:470-1. 2008
    ..23; 95% CI 1.70-2.94). A dose-response effect was seen. We conclude that cannabis use is associated with prodromal symptoms of psychosis in adolescence...
  50. ncbi request reprint The Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 in screening DSM-III-R axis-I disorders
    Juha Veijola
    Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 57:119-23. 2003
    ..The HSCL-25 is a moderate instrument for screening with present axis-I DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in a young adult population. It can be recommended for screening of psychiatric disorders...
  51. ncbi request reprint Parental separation at birth and criminal behaviour in adulthood--a long-term follow-up of the Finnish Christmas Seal Home children
    Pirjo Maki
    Dept of Psychiatry, University of Oulu and University Hospital of Oulu, P O Box 5000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:354-9. 2003
    ..Parental absence has been connected with later criminality. We studied the association between very early separation and criminality in a unique data set...
  52. ncbi request reprint Asperger syndrome, alexithymia and perception of sleep
    Pekka Tani
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Neuropsychobiology 49:64-70. 2004
    ..It is possible that alexithymic traits predispose to anxiety, which in turn lowers the sleep quality in AS adults. Alternatively, low sleep quality might be due to AS itself...
  53. ncbi request reprint Temporary parental separation at birth and substance use disorder in adulthood. A long-term follow-up of the Finnish Christmas Seal Home Children
    Juha Veijola
    Dept of Psychiatry, University and University Hospital of Oulu, P O Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:11-7. 2008
    ..Adversities in the early mother-infant relation pose a hypothetical risk for addiction. We studied the association between very early separation and later development of substance use disorder...
  54. ncbi request reprint Somatization disorder in young adult population
    Juha T Karvonen
    Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:9-12. 2004
    ....